High time for tea
The Concert Hall of Trafalgar Castle School was transformed into a quaint tea room on June 5 when The Alumnae Association held its Annual Grad Tea. The event saw more than 80 guests including board members, staff, faculty, parents, siblings, alumnae, and grandparents join the Class of 2013 as they were officially welcomed into the Alumnae Association.Read More
Megan Briggs, Class of ’02 and President of the Alumnae Association, was present to share what being an alumna of Trafalgar Castle School has meant to her. “In my opinion, you begin to feel the warm and fuzzies quite quickly after graduation,” said Megan. “When faculty and staff members join you at your first young alum pub night, you’ll see that they’re not there because they have to be, but because they want to be. Members of the Trafalgar community will continue to support you and genuinely care about your future. It’s a pretty great feeling.”
Guests enjoyed all the delights of a traditional high tea including a spectacular spread of dainty sandwiches, scones, fresh fruit and delicious desserts. Grade 12 student, Alero Ogbeide, surprised guests with a special acoustic performance of a song she had written in honour of her graduating class. The song titled “The Grad Song”, is a compilation of sentiments gathered from her classmates about their experiences throughout their time at the Castle and their thoughts looking ahead to the next exciting phase of their lives. “I knew I wanted to write a song to sum up my own feelings about this time in my life but it was difficult to know exactly how my fellow classmates were feeling,” said Alero. “So I asked a bunch of students and teachers for their perspectives then took some of the more recurring thoughts and themes and incorporated them into my song.”
Retired faculty member Olwen Sigsworth and long-time members of the Alumnae Association Jo-Ann (Ames) Dudar, Class of ’64, Ethelwyn (Proctor) Rempel, Class of ’60, and Marg (McFayden) Thompson, Class of ’60, were on-hand to help host the event, serving tea to the newest members of the Alumnae Association.
As a small token of recognition, the Alumnae Association awarded each Grade 12 student with a special commemorative bracelet to mark the occasion.
The Class of 2013 was reminded to stay connected and engaged with the School as alums through the many events and activities that take place and, most importantly, to remember to continue to share all their success stories. “Once you leave, you begin to recognize the connection you have with an impressive group of women around Canada and around the world,” added Megan. “I encourage you to embrace and take advantage of this network; you’ve earned a place amongst these women through your hard work during your years at the Castle.”
The Alumnae Association
The Alumnae Association, its Executive and Committees continue to work diligently to complete the founding members mission of helping graduates stay connected to one another. Having all shared so much of the same history – the education and traditions, the values and life lessons, all bind us together in a unique way.
The exceptional education, lifelong friendships and lasting memories formed at the School are what makes Ontario Ladies' College & Trafalgar Castle School so very near and dear to our hearts.
We're always looking for involvement from our Alumnae. Be a guest speaker or get involved in some of our events through participating or volunteering...come out and join the fun!
Letter from Alumnae President and Director of Advancement and Alumnae Relations